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little finger

noun
1.
the finger farthest from the thumb, the smallest of the five fingers.
Origin of little finger
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English
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  • I am not going to cut my own throat for the sake of mending any man's little finger.

    Orley Farm Anthony Trollope
  • I have a plain gold ring on my little finger that will fit you.

  • "Got 'em all meself, and paid me little finger for 'em, too," and he held up a bandaged right arm for my inspection.

    Mud and Khaki Vernon Bartlett
  • The glove was lying there, pointing with its little finger at the tree.

    What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales Hans Christian Andersen
  • These small animals were individually not half the size of the last joint of my little finger.

  • You could call it your own any day you chose by giving your little finger to Le Gardeur!

    The Golden Dog William Kirby
  • The bow is raised from the strings after each note, by means of hand (little finger, first and thumb) not by arm action.

    Violin Mastery Frederick H. Martens
  • She has more goodness in her little finger than he has in his whole body.

    Familiar Quotations John Bartlett

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